No smartphones, no internet, no internships, no ambition, no plans, no money. Just lots of pot and cheap beer and a half-baked desire to become a hippie. Welcome to the end of the 60’s era. In 1972, David Noonan dropped out of college for no good reason, worked nights in a gas station and days in a cemetery, then quit both jobs to hitchhike west and meet up with his brother John, a natural-born rambler and a certified member of the counterculture. Attempted Hippie is Noonan’s vivid account of his odyssey from New Jersey to California and back again. It’s a funny, un-romanticized tale of a young man with the wrong glasses and the wrong hair searching for himself…and his next ride. David Noonan is a former Senior Editor at Newsweek and author of the critically acclaimed novel Memoirs of a Caddy. His journalism has been published in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times Magazine and other publications. Besides pumping gas, burying people and caddying, he has also worked as a plumber’s helper, a dishwasher, a cab driver, a diamond weigher and a roustabout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Noonan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018921de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I wish I knew then what I know now. Famous last words. Seven years invested, saddled with a ton of debt, and loads of personal stress, with sadness, I closed my failing yoga studio at the end of 2015. But I found light at the end of the tunnel. I turned around a disastrous situation from all the lessons learned. Now I pass my knowledge on to you. Save thousands of dollars, jump ahead of your competition, and thoroughly understand the business of yoga before you begin. Every bit of business knowledge I acquired over the past decade is in this book. I have spared nothing so you can excel. From the best marketing strategies, to building a solid client base and an unbreakable reputation, you will get to appreciate teaching yoga instead of getting caught up in the trial and error of the first years in business. Sit back, grab a cup of tea, and get cracking! Your business is not going to start all by itself, you know. Who knew starting a business could be this much fun? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle S. Fondin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098001de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the mid-60s, Joe from the Bronx and Beth the orphan escape New York City for Canada, hoping to leave their past lives - and American politics - behind them. At a peace march on their way north, their fortunes intertwine with the fate of Dick, a Royal Military College Officer Cadet. Armed with naïveté, optimism, and a little weed, the three homestead on Nova Scotia´s North Mountain. Unlike many of the fair-weather hippies of summer, they make it through the first winter with a little help from their hardier neighbors. Steve, a man damaged by the Vietnam War, shatters their peaceful existence in one night of rape and violence. When he disappears, the Mountain folk hope that peace will return to their little world. Birth, marriage, death, divorce, and fresh relationships complicate their lives. But even as they gradually resolve the consequences of their own pasts, they become increasingly aware that Steve may return to destroy all they have achieved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seymour Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098959de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alex Bushnell´s life was bland, carefree, and safe, working for a medium-sized San Francisco newspaper, until one night it went all wrong. A chance meeting with a girl at a party, a single night of excess, and suddenly Alex´s life spiraled out of control. Hooked on heroin and a girl he can´t shake, Alex battles to find himself and the life he so quickly lost. All The Hippes Are Dead is a drug-fueled, sex-crazed coming-of-age novel like no other, placing Henning firmly in the cult-classic district of the literary map. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001672de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amy Landry is your average, run-of-the-mill, self-professed hippie waitress. Living out her existence in Spokane, Washington, she strives to reach financial stability in the hopes of pursuing her art full time. Working for a boss who couldn’t be more her opposite, she struggles toward her goal. Her plans change when an adversary has a near death experience on the floor in her section and is whisked away by a very handsome, and very perplexing, paramedic. Slowly her delusions fall away to reveal what kind of life she had been living and how far it is from the life she knows she deserves. The peace-loving pacifist finds herself facing a difficult choice between her ideals and the direction reality wants to send her. With a strong spine, clear outlook, and a healthy respect for Murphy’s Law, Amy must create a fate that she can be proud of when all is said and done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023345de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a casual and empty sexual encounter, Don crashes back in time to the 70´s where a group of the sexiest hippies take him in and teach him about free love and LSD. They share every part of their sexy bodies with him. Don fears the possibility of returning back to the present day. CONTENT WARNING: Time Travel Hippie Fling includes blowjobs, threesomes, handjobs, and anal sex. Due to these explicit sequences, the story is meant for adult listeners only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003172de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Goodfellas meets Savages meets Catch Me If You Can in this true tale of high-stakes smuggling from pot´s outlaw years. Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw culture on a trip to Mexico, he saw his search for a joint morph into a thrill-filled dope run, smuggling two kilos across the border in his car door. He became a member of the Hippie Mafia, traveling the world to keep America high, living the underground life while embracing the hippie credo, rejecting hard drugs in favor of marijuana and hashish. With cameos by Whitey Bulger and Norman Mailer, Smuggler´s Blues tells Stratton´s adventure while centering on his last years as he travels from New York to Lebanon´s Bekaa Valley to source and smuggle high-grade hash in the midst of civil war, from the Caribbean to the backwoods of Maine, and from the Chelsea Hotel to the Plaza as his fortunes rise and fall. All the while he is being pursued by his nemesis, a philosophical DEA agent who respects him for his good business practices. A true-crime story that sounds like fiction, Smuggler´s Blues is a psychedelic road trip through international drug smuggling, the hippie underground, and the war on weed. As Big Marijuana emerges, it brings to vivid life an important chapter in pot´s cultural history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Stratton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027099de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danny Goldberg´s new book is a subjective history of 1967, the year he graduated from high school. It is, he writes in the introduction, ´´an attempt at trying to remember the culture that mesmerized me, to visit the places and conversations I was not cool enough to have been a part of.´´ It is also a refreshing and new analysis of the era; by looking at not only the political causes, but also the spiritual, musical, and psychedelic movements, Goldberg provides a unique perspective on how and why the legacy of 1967 lives on today. 1967 was the year of the release of the Beatles´ Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and of debut albums from the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, among many others. In addition to the thriving music scene, 1967 was also the year of the Summer of Love, the year that millions of now-illegal LSD tabs flooded America. Muhammad Ali was convicted of avoiding the draft; Martin Luther King, Jr., publicly opposed the war in Vietnam. Stokely Carmichael championed Black Power. Israel won the Six-Day War, and Che Guevara was murdered. It was the year that hundreds of thousands of protesters vainly attempted to levitate the Pentagon. It was the year the word ´´hippie´´ peaked and died, and the Yippies were born. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007809de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Neil Young´s Waging Heavy Peace, the rock music memoir of the year. Read by Keith Carradine. ´´I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I just kept going.´´ Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decades. Reflective, insightful, and disarmingly honest, in Waging Heavy Peace he writes about his life and career. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his reemergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock & roll - this is Neil´s story told in his own words. In the book Young presents a kaleidoscopic view of personal life and musical creativity; it´s a journey that spans the snows of Ontario to the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Along the way he writes about the music, the victims, the girls, and the drugs; about his happy family life but also about the health problems he and his children have experienced; about guitars, cars, and sound systems; about Canada and California and Hawaii. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Carradine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000342de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The greatest wave of communal living in American history crested in the tumultuous 1960s era including the early 1970s. To the fascination and amusement of more decorous citizens, hundreds of thousands of mostly young dreamers set out to build a new culture apart from the established society. Widely believed by the larger public to be sinks of drug-ridden sexual immorality, the communes both intrigued and repelled the American people. The intentional communities of the 1960s era were far more diverse than the stereotype of the hippie commune would suggest. A great many of them were religious in basis, stressing spiritual seeking and disciplined lifestyles. Others were founded on secular visions of a better society. Hundreds of them became so stable that they survive today. This book surveys the broad sweep of this great social yearning from the first portents of a new type of communitarianism in the early 1960s through the waning of the movement in the mid-1970s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067304de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.